Meet Lucas Guilbert

Meet Lucas Guilbert
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“I’ve been exploring and really like walking down around Ron Barassi Snr Park. I find it quite stimulating because it’s kind of at the border of the industrial and the urban but still has wildlife, especially native bird life. I’m attracted to those fringes.”

Many families who walk to Docklands Primary School will already be familiar with local sculptor Lucas Guilbert, whose studio took up residence in the Escala building at NewQuay about a year ago as part of the Renew Australia project.

“When I’m in my studio early, I can see all the little kids going to school. Sometimes I’m wearing my astronaut outfit, sending sparks and dust working on a piece, and they will all have their faces glued to the window,” Mr Guilbert said.

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Mr Guilbert has lived in Melbourne for around 15 years and said he most enjoyed the “natural parts” of Docklands. •

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